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A letter from the editor- 

RES 050 GRI 2004 

Butler County Community 

Being one of the only magazine staff members that went to Nashville 

for a journalism convention, I got a different look on the way we do 

things here. Also, to take a look at the way our other publications do 

things, but better yet the way other schools do things. Coming back with 

fresh ideas and all relaxed was wonderful 

Then I realized we still had to put an issue out before Christmas 

break. So the relaxation just got left behind in baggage claim. This 

issue brought new kinds of stress though, but a lot more than just stress 

came out of this experience. After talking with other schools and speak- 

ing with other instructors about their publications, coming back was 

exciting, because we have another chance to start over fresh and make 

some changes. 

So this is my first change. Talking with you. Giving you what you 

want to read is why I am here on scholarship, so I am going to take this 

opportunity to make sure that this is done each issue. I will go on about 

my latest experiences and how that ties into me being the editor and so 

everyone can get to know me, but more importantly the staff is going to 
get to know you. We'll put you in the magazine and give you a chance to 

be known on campus. This is a student publication so the student should 

be in here, right? 

I have recently been exposed to some parts of college I haven't 

experienced before, like the nicknames people in the residence halls have 

for each other, weird by the way and very confusing to keep up with who 

is who in conversations. It has taken more than a year for me to be 

exposed to this new level. And, if I didn't know a lot of these things 

that go on right here at my school that I have gone to for three semes- 

ters now, I bet there are many others out there like me too. When you 

don't see it, how could you know? Well, that is my point. If I don't know 

what's going on then it can't be covered. You can't be heard the way you 

should or you can't laugh at your roommate because the picture of him 

heard. If you got this far in my note obviously someone out there reads 

sleeping on the couch never made it here. So, get what you want said 

these things. Drop ideas by my desk in the 100 building, room 104. 


Cover photo by 

Jennifer ChrapkowsKi, editor 

Andrew Dorpinghaus 

Bu'er C 0mmu „it y College 
W South Haverhill Road 
■ -""^o. Kansas 67042-3280 

What's Inside 

4" Campus Life 

O" Digital or film? 

lO" Transferring schools made easy 

IZ m Do you know how to get a job? 

14" Sleep deprivation catches up to you 

lO" If you missed the play check it out here 

lO" See students during the first snowfall 

20*Do you know what month it is? 

Z2r Soldiers for the holidays 

24" Awards of distinction 

XO" Sports Center on campus 

28" Butler goes national 

WATCH OUT.' Fred Rosas, Maize 
soph., continues to play after the 
basketball game against Northern 
Oklahoma College. Photo by 
Andrew Dorpinghaus 

The Grizzly 

Winter 2004 

DOWN THE COURT. Freshman guard 
^Elizabeth Witte, Fort Wayne, Ind., dribbles 
down the court against Independence CC 
at home in late November. They pulled out 
a win with a final score of 66-62. 

Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Design Editors 

Nicole Norris 

Rachelle Poirier 

Christina Crow 

Mike Swan 

Contact the staff at (316) 323-6893 

Butler Community College 

901 S.Haverhill Road 
Building 100, Room 104 

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1. The Butler Cheerleaders perform a stunt during a timeout of a women's basketball game. This is just 
lone of many excellent stunts the squad performs. Photo by Christina Crow. 

2. Lekeisha Gray, Muskogee, Ok la Freshman, prepares to shoot a freethrow as her teammates look on 
in the game against Northern Oklahoma. The girls won the game 63-50. Photo by Christina Crow. 

3. Cameron Jack son, Wichita Sophomore, plays defense against a Northern Oklahoma guard. The men 
won the game 74-63. Photo by Christina Crow. 

4. Brandon Light, El Dorado Freshman, looks very peaceful as he takes a nap while doing homework | 
on his laptop. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 


15. /.R. WEBBER* WICHITA SOPHOMORE* prepares to throw a snowball outside the gym after the bas- 
Iketball games against Northern Oklahoma. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 

16. JEREMY Costello, Augusta Sophomore, interviews Coach Diddle after the women's team 
[defeated Northern Oklahoma. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 

|7. The BUTLER DANCE Team performs an enjoyable routine during halftime of a men's basketball 
lgame. Photo by Christina Crow. 

8. Members of the Butler Theatre Department put on a play called "A Separate Peace" that 

was performed on the nights of Nov. 17-20. Photo by Christina Crow. 



FROM White CITY, tailgate in Coffeyville before the bowl game against Pearl River Community College. 
Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 

Mr* Megan Rogers, Freshman, scrapes snow off her car after cheering at the home basketball games 
against Northern Oklahoma. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 

^•STUDENTS LIVING IN the dorms get in the Christmas spirit by decorating their doors for the holidays. 
Photo by Jason Unruh. 


9m Stephanie Horence, WICHITA Sophomore, stays busy by DJing for Butler radio. Photo by Jason U 

©• KENNY WltSON, LIBERAL FRESHMAN, breaks a tackle during the National Championship game against 
Pearl River Community College. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 

7 • RYAN Torain, SHAWNEE FRESHMAN, runs the ball during the game against Pearl River Community 
College. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 



*High and expensive cameras like di 
tal, offer broad exposure latitudes 
similar or better than negative 

*High end cameras capable o 
rapid shooting for limited 

Consumer: $1,000- 

*Poor to good porta- 
bility and durability in 
the field depending 
upon model. 
*Can assemble on 
location with laptop 
O'inputer, if needed. 
Images arc digital 
from outset-requiring 
no scanning. 

* Response time is 2-10 
cconds for a single 

image to download. 

* Digital pictures don't hav 
1 1 1 vorry about scratches or 

( osts more to get started, but 
cheaper the next year. Don't have 
to buy film. 


He said 
Digital Photography is Better 

After finding out that I was receiving a scholarship to be a 
photographer here at Butler, I decided I needed a new camera 
and equipment. Having received a nice chunk of change from 
graduation, I finally had sufficient funds to finance the equip- 
ment. That's when the struggle began. 

I had always used a 35 millimeter film camera and liked the 
way it worked, but the new digital Canon Rebel EOS camera 
easily matched the caliber of any film camera. The decision 
was tough and many factors came into play. 

Here are some points I considered: First, digital costs more 
than film up front, but I would not have to worry about devel- 
oping film or scanning the film later. Second, although digital 
cameras have slight lag time when the button is pushed, more 
and more digital cameras are coming standard with burst-fire 

Burst-fire mode allows the photographer to take anywhere 
from three to eight pictures in one second, depending on the 

Third, I can change the ISO, or what is commonly referred 
to as film speed, with just the touch of a button instead of 
changing film. 

Fourth, film can get scratched and damaged before it even 
gets copied, ruining the picture. Digital stores all pictures in a 
handy memory chip that puts the pictures instantly on the com- 
puter, which is nice on deadline day. Finally, the cost of elec- 
tronics continues to get cheaper; this could eventually make 
film cameras obsolete. 

All of these factors came into play with my decision and I 
would highly recommend the same consideration by anyone 
else that intends to buy a camera. 

-Jason Unruh 

Layout By Christina Crow 


She Saul 
Fitwt Vfokqtopk} w Better 

Film photography versus digital photography, this ques- 
tion has been around since the digital camera made its debut. 
It is a question that every photographer, professional or not, 
will probably face at one point in time. Many people are 
upgrading to the digital camera, but if you really compare the 
two, the cameras really aren't that different in the photos that 
they can produce. 

As a photographer, my opinion is that film photography is 
better. Maybe I am a little biased because I have always used 
a 35 millimeter camera and have not yet used a digital cam- 
era. I just feel that when comparing pictures taken from each 
one, you really can't tell the difference. So I feel like why 
spend the money to get a new camera, when the one I have 
can take just as high quality of photos. Some professional 
photographers are now 100 percent digital, while others still 
prefer film only, or a combination of the two. All it comes 
down to, though, is personal preference and if you would like 
to spend a little more money for the digital camera. 

Up until the past few years, about two to be exact, film 
surpassed the quality of digital capture in my opinion. Film 
photography I feel still handles certain situations better. In 
cold weather you don't have to worry about the batteries fail- 
ing, and in wet weather you don't have to think about possible 
electronic shortages. It can also better handle shaky and vibra- 
tion movements than the digital does. But for all around pur- 
poses, they both can produce high quality, professional 

Despite the buzz about whether film photography is better 
than digital, when it comes down to it, it all depends on the 
images you are trying to capture and your personal prefer- 

-Christina Crow 

*Don't have to own a computer. 
*Full field of view. 
* Extremely fast during shooting 
*Cost-Professional: $1,200- 
Consumer: $750-$ 1,000 
*Goodto excelleni porta- 
)ility and durability in 
the field. 
*35mm cameras and 
lenses retain value 
fairly well ove 
10 yearpe iod 
*Image quality is 
20 million pixe" 
(20 megapix) 
*Resolution is 
very fine-depend- 
ing upon film use 
Can be used to 
create wall sized 
JjanoraniK prints 
and show fine 
detail. Film c an be 
scanned* i am re so 
lution needed 
*Photographs taken 
from a 35mm camera 
can last forever. 


The time has come again for sophomores to ||as anything else you're wanting to apply for. 

move on. The overwhelming planning begins on H An official transcript will need to be mailed from 

which school to go to and how you're going to pay forBy°ur school. And a good suggestion would be to keep 


it and even where you're going to live when you get 

Picking a school to transfer to is a huge choice to 
make and isn't as simple as picking out your classes 
you want to take. The whole process starts with 
^•(applying to schools. 

Once you have narrowed down your choices to 
|fl Itwo or three schools you need to find out how to 
„^<lapply to them. Their websites will inform you on the 
^^•^best way. 

Almost every school has a few options on how to 
■"apply, either with the good old fashioned paper appli- 
cations sent in via snail mail or the Internet. 

Something to remember too is the application fee 
for each school. These rates vary depending on the 

Something to remember is that an application 
doesn't cover everything. You will need to fill out the 
housing, financial aid and scholarship forms as well 

a copy with you in your records as well. 

A letter of recommendation might also be needed 

by some schools. These should be from an instructor 

or person such as an employer who is familiar with 
^you personally and professionally. They should never 
^■be a family member. 

^ Personal statements or applications essays are 
Soften asked for to give you an opportunity to express 
^[commitment to their school, explain any poor spots 

on your academic record or to enlighten them about 
4 your personal or academic strengths. It should be 
^ clear, concise and to the point. Be sure to only 
j| include the pertinent information. Once you have 

completed all of this, then you can sit back and wait 
M(for the letter saying whether you're accepted or not. 

(If you receive multiple letters of acceptance then 
be sure to visit each campus and the department you 
plan on entering and get as much information as you 
can while you're there. 

Check to make sure 
you're ready: 

* Select the four-year college or university to which 
you want to transfer. To research some schools, go to 
College Search Sites. (Remember to have a few 
options open.) 

*Discuss your transfer plans with your academic advi- 
sor or a counselor in the Hubbard Center. 

*Request transfer information and catalogs from the 
college(s) of your choice. 

* Schedule an "official" campus visit with the college 
you choose—you may need to visit 2-3 campuses to 
decide. Be sure to visit the department of your major 
to get specific course requirements to aid in planning 
your schedule. 

*Be sure to complete financial aid, scholarship and 
housing applications. Watch the deadlines. 

*Complete and send the application for admissions to 
the school of your choice—apply early! 

*Have all of your college transcripts sent to the trans- 
fer school. They may also need your high school tran- 
script. Be prepared to make written requests for all of 
these items. 

* Attend an Orientation/ Registration Day at the trans- 
fer school designed especially for transfer students. 
You should receive an invitation to orientation if you 
are accepted for admission. 

*Get pre-registered for classes (usually at orientation) 
and find out about payment options and deadlines. 
Then, you are ready to begin class! 

ansas State University 


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.5 GPA or higher 

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e r v 1 e^w 

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Just out of high school, you 
realize you're young and find it a 
struggle to survive on your own. 
You're trying to deal with an 
apartment, car and phone bills that 
are piling up in front of you and 
you realize you barely have 
enough left over for entertainment. 

It's time to get a job. 

The most important part of the 
job is getting the position. For a 
better chance of getting hired, 
you'll want to visit more than one 
company to pick up an applica- 
tion. This way, if they're not hir- 
ing at the moment, you'll have 
other chances of getting an inter- 
view somewhere else. 

When you find a clerk at the 
desired company, ask politely for 
an application. Avoid using slang, 
don't demand an application and 
don't go pick up applications in 
groups of people. 

"It annoys me when I'm sit- 
ting in the back office and I hear 
someone demanding an applica- 
tion from employees or want to 
know what's free if they get 
hired," says Damon Lehning, 
Haysville freshman and manager 
of All Star Sports East in Wichita. 

Give it a couple of days, then if 
you still haven't heard back from 
anyone, call back or stop by to 
check up on your application. Ask 
to speak to a manager, then intro- 
duce yourself to them and ask 
politely if they've had a chance to 
look over your application. They 
will most likely take your name and 
number down and look for your 

by Rachelle Poirier 

Considering the applicant. Damon 

Lehning,£^siittjft£shman, interviews 

pro^pectflcHV^vccs to ensure 



application. If you hear back from the company they'll 
probably want to set up an interview. Agree on a time 
that's convenient for you and the hiring manager. You 
should allow yourself plenty of time to prepare for the 
interview and don't schedule back to back appoint- 
ments in case the interview is longer than expected. 

"The job interview" says "preparation is the key to 
getting over those pre interview jitters." The site pro- 
vides tips on how to prepare ^iHiiNcll'H^H^H^^^MMBMaa 
for your interview (www.mapping- DOPl't QGt diSCOlir- 

According to "The job interview," ciged, there IS 3. JOD 

you need to understand your own out thSTG fOT VOU 
accomplishments so you will be able 
to describe them when asked by the yOU miCJrlT JUST NaVG extra money. The only thing that mat- 
interviewer. Find out about the com-+Q \A/Qr|^ a littlp heirdGr ters ^ s ^ tne ^ P ut ^ ortn tne e ^ ort t0 

tions during the interview, be able to 
communicate well and be positive," she says. 

During the interview, Lehning first notices how out- 
going they are by listening to the answers of the 
applicant. "I notice if they answer my questions with a 
simple yes or no or if they answer trying to start a con- 
versation with me," Lehning says. 

Lehning notices everything from posture to body 

Since All Star attracts mostly 
young teens, he understands that not 
everyone will be able to dress profes- 
sionally or be overly dressed up since 
most teenagers don't have that kind of 

pany, via website or visiting the place 

yourself, and be prepared to answer 

the common "Why do you want to 

work here?" Be ready for unexpected 

curve-balls and, most importantly, be^^^^^^^^^ 

on time. 

"When a prospective employee is late for an inter- 
view, it gives off the impression they're irresponsible," 
says Lehning. "Giving them a position is completely 
based on the first impression, so being late is not a 
good idea." 

Before the interview, Lehning begins with the 
application. Availability is the most important. "Due to 
the nature of our business we depend on a fully avail- 
able staff at all times," Lehning says. Next, he looks at 
past employment and their reason for leaving. The 
types of references make a difference also, if friends 
are listed as opposed to past employers or teachers. 

If the application catches Lehning's interest he'll 
call and set up an interview with the applicant. 

Donna Malik, Butler work experience instructor, 
suggests a person going to an interview should be pre- 
pared. "Be on time, dress appropriately for the job in 
question, know about the company, ask suitable ques- 

to find it 

Donna Malik 

look decent. 

For first-time applicants, Lehning 
takes into consideration that this is 
their first job and knows they're nerv- 
mmmmi ^^^^^^ous so he won't necessarily drill them 
in the interview. 

"As long as they (first-timers) show interest in 
learning and convince me they will do their best, 
they'll be fine," says Lehning. 

His advice for those who are looking for positions 
in the work force is "be sure to apply somewhere 
where you are interested in working. If you don't you 
will most likely end up hating your job." 

Malik encourages you to sell yourself. "Determine 
your strengths and weaknesses and then play up the 
strengths that you have." 

"Don't get discouraged, there is a job out there for 
you, you might just have to work a little harder to find 
it," says Malik. 

As long as you are able to express how eager you 
are to learn new tasks in order to master the position, 
you'll be able to impress the manager. Hopefully you 
will soon be holding some spare change for your 
entertainment needs. 


Be prepared: 

Treat everyone 

INTERVIEW appropriately, Your 

Bring extra copies 

with courtesy. 

wardrobe should 

of your resume. 

■ z_^" i » compliment the 

Don't discuss 

Don't be nervous 

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Be yourself. 




*Manage your time. 

Time management is essential and prioritizing 
your taks can help assure that you will have 
time to sleep. After all, we all know how frus- 
trating it is to be up until four in the morning 
writing a paper when all you want to do is 

The scene is all too familiar. While sitting in your 
Thursday morning class, everything starts to become 
fuzzy. Suddenly the top of your desk looks incredibly 
inviting and you find yourself struggling to keep from 
dozing off. Why are you so sleepy? 

Never mind that you've been averaging about six 
hours of sleep a night for the past two weeks and 
cramming in work, school, friends and studying for 
finals in your awake time. Shouldn't we able to func- 
tion on minimal sleep? After all, this is college. 

Despite many college students' typical feelings of 
invincibility, the facts of sleep deprivation are hard to 
ignore. According to sleep, nearly 25 
percent of adults suffer from this disorder. While in 
1910 the average person slept nine hours per night, 
now that number is down to 6.9 hours. As we try to 
cram more and more activities into our lives, many 
are not aware of the toll it is taking on our bodies. 

Not only can a lack of sleep be detrimental to a 
person's immune system, problem-solving skills, 
memory and ability to handle stress, but it also can 
lead to problems while driving. Road rage has been 
found to increase as a result of sleep deprivation, and 
it also has similar effects to alcohol impairment. 

According to a study published in the British Journal 
of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, people 
that have been awake for 1 7 to 19 hours performed 
worse than people with a blood alcohol content even 
at .05 percent. In fact, according to the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsiness 
and fatigue cause more than 100,000 traffic accidents 
each year, with young drivers making up over half. 

So how can you squeeze more sleep into your 
schedule? Here are a few tips that may be of help to 

*Learn when to say no. 

Even though you may technically have the 
time to go to every party and help to cover 
every shift at work, learn our own limits. Take 
time for yourself and don't feel guilty for it. 

^Discover the magic of naps 

Sometimes, even though you may be exhaust- 
ed enough that it seems you could sleep for 
days, 30 minutes will do you wonders. This 
works great for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. 

*When all else fails, sleep!!! 

You know when you have reached your limit, 
so do something about it. Have a night in, 
lounge around in your warmest pair of fuzzy 
pajamas and snuggle into bed early. Don't get 
up until you feel well rested. And as you wrap 
up your finals for the semester, take time over 
winter break to relax... and sleep. 


DOZING OFF. As students try to take on the world by 
working, studying and trying to have a social life, 
they find themselves struggling for an extra minute of 
rest. As for Brandon T. Light, El Dorado freshman, 
sleep comes around in between classes and any other 
time he finds himself lucky enough to fit in a power 
nap. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus 

A Separate Peace 

Presented by Butler Theatre Department 

Running Crew 

Aaron Profit Sound 

MarkApelu Lights 

Jennifer Enns Costumes 

Gre% Shinert 
Emily Anderson 
Emily Wiebe 


Finny. Joe Svt'tak 

Gene. Adam Luke 

Leper. .Josh Porterfield 

Brinker. Kyle McReynolds 

Chet Jerrod McNutt 

Bobby. NickMagee 

Mr. Prud'homme Adam Rust 

A director's note: 

The mounting of John Knowles' classic novel, A Separate Piece, into a theatrical experiance has been a 
unique and stimulating challenge. 

Initially, after rereading the novel, I felt Knowles wrote a story about friendship between two teenagers 
hovering between childhood and adulthood with their affection for each other surviving a final test. More 
reflection led me to believe that it was a story about conformity—the two young men responding to hard choic- 
es you people have to make regarding peer presure and pursuing their own paths. The story also deals with 
themes of growing up, what it means to be responsible for yourself and your actions. 

But ultimately, I feel that A Separate Place is an anti-war story. The evil that transpires in the play is 
allowed to grow because of war. War is unnatural. It encourages evil to grow in the surrounding environment. 
As "Gene" states in the novel, "It seemed clear that wars were not made by generations and their special stu- 
pidities, but that wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human heart." 

Layout by Jennifer Chrapkowski 
photos by Christina Crow 





Oh so COLD. J.R. Webber gives Kate Robinson a 
cold chill by stuffing her back with snow. 

GET 'em! Fred Rosas and J.R. Webber, enjoy the first Hide! Shayna Duncan and Kate Robinson hide 

snowfall and celebrate by having an old-fashioned 
snowball fight. 

behind a truck to perform a sneak attack. 

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McMtfi breakdown 

By Rachelle Poirier 

Ever wonder what each month's significance holds? Turns out each month has more than one meaning. 
From food and hobbies to preventions and awareness, it seems that every imaginable item or issue in today's 
society reserves a place on the calendar. Every month has been dedicated to issues and items. Whether the pur- 
pose is to raise knowledge of a particular issue in our world, such as breast cancer, or to simply celebrate an 
item that had been recognized, like the accordian, the nation gathers as one to notice and learn about these 
issues and items. 

Since there are more than 12 items that deserve to be recognized, each day has also been assigned to cele- 
brate. To find out which day has been named National Hugging Day or National Appreciation Day, visit 
"Bizarre American Holidays" ( 


National Stalking Awareness 

Month " 

Focusing on the serious and deadly crime that vic- 
timizes more than one million women and nearly 

40,000 men in America each year. 


National Oatmeal Month 

National Crime Stoppers Month 

National Hobby Month 

National Glaucoma Awareness Month 

National Mentoring Month 


National Black History Month 

Intriguing the nation to study the famous African 
Americans who made a difference in our past. 

National Bird Feeding Month 

National Cherry Month 

National Cancer Prevention Month 

National Heart Health Month 

National Dental Health Month 


National Women's History Month 

Encouraging the nation to study the women in 

America's past. 

National Nutrition Month 

National Craft Month 

National Kidney Month 

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booksellers, lit( nizatio 

libraries, schools and poets around 
the counti elebrai ind 

its \ ital plaee in American culti 
(www.pi ipm ) 


National Military 

Appreciation Month 
Provides a period encompassing 
both the history and recognition of 
our armed services with an in- 
depth look at the diversity of its 
individuals and achievements. 

National Arthritis Month 

National Scholarship Month 

National BBQ Month 

National Physical Fitness 



Safety Mon 

Educate and offer safety and 

health solutions for your viprkl 

place, home and commurityJ 

Increase awareness of living 

safely throughout the year. 





National Recreation/Park Month 
Advocate the importance of thriving, local 

park systems, the opportunity for all 

Americans to lead healthy, active lifestyles 

and the preservation of great community 

places, ( 

National Picnic Month 

National Cell Phone Courtesy Month 

National Anti-Boredom Month 


Breast Cancer 
Awareness Month 
Educating women about breast can- 
cer detection, diagnosis and treat- 
ment. ( 

National Car Care Month 

National Popcorn Month 

National Vegetarian Month 

National Helmet Safety 


National Computer 

Learning Month 

National Immunization 

Awareness month 
Increase av^pe^ps about immu- 
nization acr^jS-mk-country for the 
preparation^ Pie upcoM^K flu 

National Golf Mont|h 

Nation£uT%Inventors Month 

National Romance Month 

National Water Quality 

National Catfish Moaith 


National Foo 
Safety Month 
Heightens the awareness 
about the importance of 

food safety education. 

National Self 

Improvement Month 


Editors /Writers 


National Cable TV 


National Courtesy 



National Adoption 

Awareness Month 
The particular focus of this month 
is the adoption of children currently 
in foster care, ( 

National Drum Month 

National Family 

Caregivers Month 

National Native American 



Drunk/ Drugged 
Driving Prevention 
Intended to educate and encour- 
age individuals to m&ke*4he 
right choices to make our 
nation's roadways safe and 



Family IJ&li 

i£ss Free 

ional Read a 
Book Month 








The holidays are a 
time when people get to 
take a break from their daily lives 
and spend time with their loved 
ones. Unfortunately, this year many 
American troops will not be able to 
come home. They will be busy 
trying to help others. The 
soldiers are doing more than their 
part during this time of 
giving. If everyone chipped in to 
give something back to the troops, 
even the smallest thing could 
brighten their holiday mood. The 
holidays are meant to be a joyous 
and thankful time, but under their 
circumstances, it can sometimes be 
more difficult getting into the 
holiday spirit. 

"Those soldiers who are taken 
overseas during the holiday season 
spend it with fellow soldiers who 
they view as their 'extended 
family,' instead of spending it with 
their immediate family," says Ken 
Chrapkowski, a Chief Master 
Sergeant of McConnell Air Force 
Base. Even though celebrating the 
holidays overseas isn't the same as 
if they were back at home, there 
are ways they can make it more 
enjoyable. There are Public 
Relations personnel, who put 
together Thanksgiving dinners 
Christmas parties for the troopsT 

"It's their job to organize 
everything; it helps the soldiers 

at the soldiers want 
and need: 


By Nicole Norris 

take their minds off of all the things 
going on around them," says 

None of the soldiers have the option 
of deciding whether or not they get to 
come home. They each have a set date 
for when they go overseas and when 
they come back. They usually know 
ahead of time if they will be spending 
the holidays with their families or not. 
For those who are overseas during 
Christmas (or Hanukkah), just about 
any gift can be sent over to them, with 
the exception of any alcohol or porn 
and items of that sort. 

"Some of the most popular gifts sent 
to the soldiers are just the simple things 
such as socks and underwear. The most 
popular, humorous gift that is sent 
home to their loved ones is a T-shirt 
that says, 'Who's your Baghdaddy?'," 
says Chrapkowski. 

The soldiers expect to receive things 
from their families, but when strangers 
send them something as small as a card, 
that helps remind them what they're 
over there fighting for. There are many 
things we can do to help support our 
troops during this time of giving. Two 
of the main operations, which quickly 
spread across the United States, are the 
Adopt A Soldier for Christmas and 
Christmas in Iraq. By participating in 
either of these organizations, there is an 
opportunity for anyone to get to know a 
soldier up close and personal and 
perhaps bring a little more joy to 
someone else's life. Even just 
sending a care package lets the soldiers 
know someone out there is thinking 
about them during this holiday season. 

If you are interested in being a part 
of either of these organizations, log on 
to and click 
on Operation: Christmas in Iraq. It is 
bursting with information on how to 
help brighten the holiday season for a 
soldier, because no one is more 
deserving of a Merry Christmas. 

Home Sweet 

Home, all the 

way in Tallil, 
Iraq. It's not a 
typical home for 
any U.S. citizen, 
but while troops 
are overseas, a 
few adjustments 
are inevitable. As 
a thunderstorm 
rolls in, troops 
take cover. To 
them it's just 
another furious 
storm that 
commonly blows 
through the air- 

MAIL Call! Every soldier looks forward to the holidays. When 
the soldiers aren't able to return home, receiving gifts from fami- 
ly, friends and even strangers really boosts their spirits during 
this time of joy and giving. 


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Awards of 

Story by Tammi Verhoeff 
Layout by Kacheile Poirier 

f the Learning College 

/designed a program 

I faculty and staff. 

It a Butler employee/ 'an 

be Artnerships in Learn iiili 

Award, Ini irf Learning Award, Virtual 

Learning Services and Programs Award J ultun 

Awareness and Diversity Award J Learning 

ImPACT Award, Entrepreneurial Spirit ward 

and the Butler Community College i Jirning 

Heidi Davison, Coordinator of Corporate Sites (10 
years), won the Partnerships in Learning Award. The 
Partnerships in Learning Award recognizes a Butler 
employee who has been active in fostering partner- 
ships that result in new learning systems that directly 
meet the needs of the students, particularly those from 
underserved populations. 

Debbie Sawtelle, Addictions Counseling Instructor 
(26 years), won the Innovations in Learning Award. 
The Innovations in Learning Award recognizes two 
Butler faculty members (one award for full time facul- 
ty contribution and one award for adjunct faculty con- 
tribution) who have demonstrated innovations in learn- 
ing that improve and expand learning for students. 
Because of the rigid criteria, only one award was 

Judy Bastin, Reference Librarian (4 years), won the 
Virtual Learning Services and Programs award. This 
award recognizes a Butler employee who has been 
innovative in making learning or services more acces- 
sible to students and stakeholders through means other 
than the traditional face to face classroom and support 

"I was very excited. It's nice to be recognized for the 
job that you are doing," says Bastin. 

The Cultural Awareness and Diversity Award which 
recognizes a Butler employee who has promoted cul- 
tural awareness and diversity was not awarded. 

Donna Gorton, Mathematics Instructor (15 years), 
won the Learning ImPACT Award. The Learning 
ImPACT Award recognizes two Butler faculty mem- 
bers (one award for full time faculty contribution and 
one award for adjunct faculty contribution) who have 

successfully implemented PACT into their classroom 
in an exemplary manner. Because of the rigid criteria, 
only one award was given. 

Becki Foster, Technical Advancement Director (6 
years), won the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. This 
award recognizes a Butler employee who has initiated 
or implemented a revenue generating activity or proj- 
ect that allows the college to improve and/or expand 
learning opportunities. 

To be nominated the nominator had to write a brief 
one to three sentence description of why he/she is 
nominating the person. The awards committee then 
reviewed all the nominations to determine if the nom- 
inations met the qualifications stated in the objective 
of the award category. The nominee was then required 
to submit a Personal Profile (portfolio) with 
forms/booklet to facilitate the process. 

"The judging for this revised program is very rigor- 
ous with a rubric designed for objective scoring. A 
minimum score must be achieved by the submitted 
materials for an award to be given. We have set the bar 
high for these awards," says Ramona Becker, Director 
of Faculty/Staff Development. 

The awards presentation was held on Oct. 1 9 at Fall 
Institutional Development Day. 


Judy Bastin was 
honored by Butler 
Community College 
for her Reference 
Librarian skills at the 
Awards of Distinction 
ceremony on Oct. 19. 
Bastin takes her seat 
as she proudly holds 
her trophy for the 
Virtual Learning 
Services and 
Programs Award. 

And Judy Bastin, 




TD. . . 

Heidi Davison, 

Virtual Learning Services and Programs 

Partnerships In Learning Award 

BECKIE FOSTER, Entrepreneural Spirit Award 


Donna Gorton, 

Debbie Sawtelle, 

Learning ImPACT Award 

Innovations In Learning Award 




Story by Steve Barnack 
Layout by /ennifer Chrapkowski 

Welcome to Allen County Community College in 
Iola, as Butler men's basketball team has just defeat- 
ed the Red Devils 93-90 in double overtime. This 
game was as intense as Ashley Simpson getting 
caught lip synching on "Saturday Night Live." I 
remember back to the Coffeyville football game, 
where we had a lead the whole time. This game can't 
even compare to that or any other game in Butler's 
sports history. 

Covering the game was a mess but what's new 
besides Boston winning their first title in 86 years? 

Shawn Werle and I broadcast the game right in 
the heart of the Red Devil student section. During 
the women's basketball game the pep band played 
right by our side and practically sent me packing for 
a hearing aid afterwards. 

We had several fans surrounding us and during 
the overtime periods the only thing we could see was 
the ball heading towards the hoop. At one point I 
went to get stats at the press table and when I came 
back, finding Werle was like finding Waldo in a kids' 

During the second overtime things got really 
quiet after Butler forward Corey Bailey, Tampa, Fla., 
freshman, threw down a one-handed dunk near the 
foul line, "posterizing" his opponent. The dunk put 
the Grizzlies on top 87-84 with a couple minutes left 
in double overtime. 

At the end of the first overtime, Bryan Ross, Pratt 
sophomore, hit a three pointer from the top of the 
key as time expired to extend the game into the sec- 
ond overtime. 

Werle and I were the only ones on our feet cheer- 
ing with school pride into our headsets. 

This game will mark one of the greatest Grizzly 
basketball comebacks ever. Butler trailed by 1 1 
points at the half and by as many as 1 5 in the sec- 
ond. In the first, Bulter looked hopeless and clueless. 
But, things turned around with 10 minutes to go in 
the second half. 

Allen County tied it at 69. Butler had a chance to 
end the game but came up short and missed two 
shots and two tip-ins. They never led in the first 
overtime but Ross' three pointer carried it on. 
Bailey's slamma-jamma proved to be the game 
breaker in the final overtime as the Grizzlies won. 

Make sure to check in the next issue for Sports 
Media's installment or catch us on KBTL 88.1 FM 
for play by play action, with the women's game 
followed by the men. 

Corey Bailey, Tampa, Fla., freshman 


Butler vs. Fort Scott Community College 

Kevin Menifee, McKeesport, Penn., soph. 

Marcus Sarden, Atlanta, Ga., freshman 

Cameron Jackson, Wichita, soph. 

Corey Bailey, Tampa, Fla., freshman 





END BRINGS BONDING. Left, Jimmy Wegener, Colwich sophomore, 
_jd J.R. Webber, Wichita sophomore (center) together after the game to 
share support. Students, players and coaches all eameKbgether during 
fthe trophy presentation for the PRCC Wildcats. 
Photo by Andrew Dorphinghaus. 

Story by Matt Anderson and 
Jennifer Chrapkowski 

After winning 23 consecutive games, the No. 1 Butler 
Grizzlies lost to an outstanding Pearl River, Miss. 
Community College football team, 35-14, in the Dalton 
Defenders Bowl on Nov. 28. 

No. 2 Pearl River ran an offense that mainly consisted of 
a shotgun formation. With Pearl River's receiver, Larry 
Brackins, the Wildcats dominated the Grizzlies to win the 
national championship. 

"We tried to do double coverage, zone and man coverage 
but, when the ball was in the air he was going to get it, with 
his advantage reach and height over everyone," says Butler 
Head Coach Troy Morrell. 

Quarterback Zac Taylor for Butler had a tough game. 
Throwing five interceptions against a fast Pearl River 
defense, Taylor had a rare short throwing game with 85 pass- 
ing yards. 

The game just kept going back and forth. Turnovers both 
sides of the ball didn't even out because the Wildcats took 
advantage of the turnovers and the Grizzlies couldn't seem 
to. "The turnovers hurt us, but interceptions especially hurt. 
It was an off day for us that we didn't want to be off on," 
says Morrell. 

"It seemed like if we scored, then they would come right 
back and respond," says Morrell. 

As for the three star running backs, Kenny Wilson, Ryan 
Torain and Daniel Anderson hardly gained yards compared 
to games earlier this season. Kenny Wilson was Butler's 
offensive player of the game. They just couldn't break the 
line to get the yards. The offensive game couldn't get the 
right balance going to keep things on a roll. "We couldn't 
mix the passes in with our runs," says Morrell. 

Butler had their chances though. Even with three 
turnovers for Pearl River in the first half, Butler was unable 
to score on any of the miscues. 

Butler's only bright side of the game was their defense. 
The Grizzlies were led by Paul Griffin, who was Butler's 
defensive player of the game. The Grizzlies' defense held 
Pearl River to pretty much two scoring drives as the rest of 
Wildcats' scores were from the red zone. However, no one 
could stop the 6- foot-5 inch, 220 pound Larry Brackins. 
Brackins had 1 1 catches for 1 66 yards and was MVP of the 
game. There was no problem for Jimmy Oliver, Pearl 
River's quarterback, to throw to Brackins. Oliver ended up 
being his team's offensive player of the game. 

"I am pleased with the way the team performed this year 
and I hope they hold their heads high because they're cham 
pions and they should be proud, thanks to everyone who 
supports Butler football," says Morrell. 

The long road 

#1 Grizzlies, 14 vs. #2 Wildcats, 35 
(Nov 28, 2004 at Coffeyville, KS) 

#1 Grizzlies, 37 vs. #5 Red Ravens, 


(Nov 07, 2004 at El Dorado, KS) 

#1 Grizzlies, 33 vs. Broncbusters, 8 
(Oct 3 1, 2004 at El Dorado, KS) 
#1 Grizzlies, 59 vs. Greyhounds, O 
(Oct 24, 2004 atAndover, KS) 

#1 Grizzlies, 62 vs. Greyhounds, 10 
(Oct 16, 2004 at Ft. Scott, KS) 

#/ Grizzlies, 65 vs. Pirates, 2 
(Oct 9, 2004 at El Dorado, KS) 

#2 Grizzlies, 34 vs. #19 Blue 

Dragons, 13 

(Oct 02, 2004 at El Dorado, KS) 

Grizzlies, 3 1 vs. Red Ravens, 29 
(Sep 25, 2004 at Coffeyville, Ks) 

Grizzlies, 32 vs. Broncbusters, 24 
(Sep 18, 2004 at El Dorado, KS) 

Grizzlies, 52 vs. Conquistadors, 21 
(Sep 1 1, 2004 at Dodge City, KS) 

Grizzlies, 67 vs. Scott ies, 6 
(Sep 04, 2004 at El Dorado, KS) 

Grizzlies, 32 vs. Cardinals, 10 
(Aug 28, 2004 at Athens, TX) 



Layout by Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Ryan Torain, Shawnee freshman, tries to 
bust through the defense to make a play. 
Photo by Jason Unruh. 

Kenny Wilson, 
Liberal freshman, 
pushes off to 
make a run for it 
(above). Photo by 

Butler defense takes 
down PRCC (left). 
Photo by Andrew 

Grizzlies celebrate after recovering a PRCC fumble. Photo by Jason Unruh. 


Clockwise from top left: Mike West, Ocala, Fla. 
sophomore, assists in a PRCC fumble. The team hud- 
dles up with the coaches in between plays to plan 
their next move. The Grizzlies' offensive line holds 
back the Wildcats so Kenny Wilson can gain on the 

The team gets pumped up before the game. Photo by Jason Unruh. 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 

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6 p.m. WBB vs. 
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State Inv. @ Ames, 


Indoor Track KU Inv. 

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